Gunman shoots soldier in Zamboanga City

By Teofilo Garcia, Jr.

May 19, 2018, 5:21 pm

<p>City Hall of Zamboanga</p>

City Hall of Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY--Police are investigating the identity of the gunman behind the attempted gun slay of a Marine soldier late Friday in this city.

Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, said that Marine soldier, Sgt. Fredencio Braba, 41, survived the attempt on his life but was wounded.

Braba is currently assigned in the province of Tawi-Tawi.

Galvez said Braba was aboard a pedicab on his way home when shot by a lone gunman at around 7:40 p.m. Friday at Salamat village, Barangay San Roque, Zamboanga.

She said the suspect pursued and opened fire for the second time but missed, as the victim, although wounded, managed to run to his home. The soldier was later admitted to a hospital for treatment. (PNA)